The 3036 RF digitizer benefits from efficient, lean design and the modularity of PXI instrumentation to deliver a more economical solution than other modular or general purpose rack and stack instruments, with cost savings in the order of 40% being achieved without compromising critical performance needs. Using PXI enables faster measurement speed, smaller size and greater flexibility for easier system integration and future system evolution.
The highly flexible PXI Studio software application supplied as standard with the 3036 can provide vector signal analysis of complex modulated signals. PXI Studio performs spectrum and time domain analysis of sample data for general purpose RF component testing and alignment of radio communications transceivers. These features are ideally suited to the needs of RF test systems for manufacturing and design verification. Optional measurement personalities for PXI Studio enable measurements for a range of generic modulation types and radio standards including LTE (FDD and TDD); UMTS / HSUPA; TD-SCDMA; CDMA2000 1xRTT and EV-DO; GSM / EDGE; WLAN; WiMAX; Bluetooth® and ZigBee®.